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an arctic front is moving in bringing the coldest temperatures since february. folks are bundled up in center city. as they say, they ain't seen nothing yet. it's wednesday night and the big news is the polar plunge. let's get the latest from cecily tynan. we are battening down the hatches. >> and we should. prepare for coal weather tomorrow. right now 36 in philadelphia. the arctic boundary is moving into northwest pennsylvania right now. behind the front, temperatures in the single digits, international falls and bismarck north dakota, nine degrees below zero. temperatures are plummeting overnight and in addition as the front is getting closer, it's interacting with the jet stream,
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higher winds in the upper atmosphere pulling out moisture. we have storms developing in chester county. a lot of it is not reaching the ground but as it moves through overnight, we could get a burst of snow in jersey and delaware. the timing midnight to 4:00 in the morning. when the snow falls, temperatures are above freezing so it melts. then it crashes and freezes on the surface. untreated surfaces could be icy tomorrow morning with bitter windchills. allow extra time for the morning rush. a windchill near ten and dropping tomorrow and friday morning. we'll talk about that in the weekend storm seven-day forecast. jim? >> all right, cecily. let's go to jeanette reyes in
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center city philadelphia. the city has implemented a code blue. what is it doing to protect the homeless? >> the city has jumped into action. we are at one of the warming shelters around the city. as we speak, there are volunteers encouraging the homeless to head inside. >> a place to come in for the night because the temperatures are going to drop. >> with temperatures gripping philadelphia, getting the most vulnerable is difficult. when temperatures plunge, they take on the often difficult task of convincing the homeless to head to warming shelters. they are working with the outreach coordination center. >> it's like second nature to me. when the cold comes, i need to be out here basically saving lives. >> we followed stewart jones for
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a couple of hours. >> i'm going to get a jacket. >> you are not concerned? >> no. >> it's going to be cold. >> i love the cold. >> after seven years on the job, stewart jones says the nos are hard to accept. >> all right, i'll be around. call me if you need me. >> it makes you say, you know, if he doesn't come in, what will happen. one out of a dozen accepted the ride to a warming center or shelter. >> i was cold giving up the stage. >> we have a problem with
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jeanette's audio. we have a commute with brutally cold temperatures. 1 billion yahoo accounts have been compromised in what is believed to be the largest e-mail hack in history. this is a separate cyber breech from the one yahoo revealed two months ago. this massive data theft happened in august 2013. the internet giant is just now finding out. hackers may have gotten your name, e-mail address, phone number and birth date and answer to security questions. any passwords stolen have been scrambled through a technique called hashing making it harder but not impossible to hack. bank account and credit card
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information was not taking. the company urges everyone to change their passwords and reset their security questions. >> titans of the tech industry gathered at trump tower where president elect trump tried to assure them he was on their side, ceo's like tim cook sat around the trump conference table and heard trump say, we are here to help you folks do well. most of silicon valley supported hilary clinton and expressed concern that trump will stifle innovation. >> a 13-year-old girl is on the mend after she was stabbed at the transportation center. this appears to have been a fight with another juvenile, not a random attack. the girl was cut in the hand and
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transported to st. christopher hospital with nonlife threatening injuries. no one has been arrested so far. >> this man swiped a police officer's jacket and hat from a courthouse today. the officer put them on a bench before going in to testify just before noon. a thief dimed out his come accomplices. 110,000-pounds of metal taken out in bick ets. nickel is used in steel. all eight people involved were employees at the steel plant in south coatesville. >> they would take that nickel out, sometimes in backpacks, sometimes in buckets. at one point they took a super
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sack which weighs 2,000-kilograms. it was so heavy the cargo truck they loaded it into tipped up on the back wheels from the weight. >> the total haul was a million dollars of metal selling scrap at less than half of what it was worth. >> a two day hearing is over and now we wait to hear if the judge allows 13 women to testify in the trial against bill cosby. dan is outside of the courthouse in norris town tonight. it's been two days of contentious arguments by both sides. >> that's right, jim. again, the prosecutor and defense lawyers argued over add missibility of the 13 other women not corroborated in a court of law. would it be allowed under pennsylvania law or would it impede comedian bill cosby from
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getting a fair trial? >> anything to say? >> bill cosby left the courthouse without saying a word, letting his lawyers do the talking. >> these are bandwagon claims that we believe have no place in this justice system. >> the prosecution argued the testimony is crucial in their effort to portray cosby as a serial sexual predator. >> we have made our argument in court. we have talked about each of them individually, and we hope for a favorable ruling from the court. >> but they argued that allowing testimony of enlts that happened decades ago would make it impossible for cosby to get a fair trial.
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>> those old ancient unreported accusations would be a travesty of justice. >> gloria allred says no mistake some of the incidents happened decades ago. >> according to pennsylvania law, time is not in itself a reason to exclude such testimony. >> no american, no citizen in this country, bill cosby or anyone else should be put in the situation of trying to defend against accusations 40 years old. >> clearly, montgomery county stephen o'neil has a lot to consider here and the decision could take weeks if not months. jim? >> thank you, dan. "action news" was in upland be,
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ro today as the councilman was arrested on accusations of conspiracy. authorities say he was involved in a kick back scheme with a security company 2009 to 2015. tom willard was arrested. the event began to unravel when the employee found cameras in city hall. >> the state says they'll save $3 million a year preventing sticker theft. you still need a printed registration card. drivers don't need to peel the old stickers on the new year, but no future ones are coming for your license plate. still to come, what the federal reserve rate hike means from you, plus the 911 call from the church survivor and dylann
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roof's unusual defense strategy. >> we hear from a trump supporter that assaulted a protester at a rally and his victim and how they want america to begin healing. >> we have an arctic front causing cold temperatures overnight and tomorrow. all of the details on what to expect in the accuweather forecast. >> and a new hope for amputees. virtual reality could awaken their senses. >> and how the flyers hope to keep their winning streak
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sure, you could sit around all night waiting for a pizza to be delivered. but wouldn't making it yourself be a lot more fun? it's baking season. warm up with pillsbury. that sound. like nails on a chalkboard. but listen to this: (family talking) that's a different kind of sound. the sound of the weekend. it's baking season. warm up with pillsbury.
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>> closing arguments are scheduled for tomorrow in the
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trial of dylann roof, the man accused of killing nine people in a charleston church last year. the defense rested without calling witnesses. the prosecution witness was the survivor of the killing spree. she made the 911 calls while hiding under the table. >> he's coming. please. >> how many shots did he fire? >> there were so many. >> miss polly shepherd said roof opened fire just as those in the bible study group closed their eyes to pray. roof told her he let her live to tell the story. everyone in the courtroom stood out of respect. >> a trump supporter and the black man he punched are becoming the symbol of healing.
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mcgraw pled no contest to the saab at a trump rally in march. he apologized to rakim jones face to face. >> you and me, we have to heal our country. >> the courtroom applauded after the handshake and hug. mcgraw says the punch was not racially motivated. he has been sentenced to a year of probation. the federal reserve announced its raising its key interest rate by a quarter point. yellen put a spin on the hike. the economy is resilient. it's a vote of confidence in the economy. >> it was only the second rate
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hike since the economic collapse of 2008. the hike in the fed funds rate should have minimal effect on credit card and mortgage interest rates, none for now, though the rate hike was expected, investors sold on the news with the dow losing 118 points today. on health check at 11:00, 90% of people who lost a limb continue to have pain where the leg or arm used to be. it's called phantom limb pain and it can be debilitating. there is a high-tech solution to help patients find relief. ellie gorman explains. >> james has gotten used to his prosthetic but not to the pain after losing his leg.
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at worst, it feels like an electrical shock. >> for an instant you have that pain. >> laura bux balm explains the pain. >> the brain sends the information and when there is no feedback, the loop isn't complete. the brain sends a signal of pain. it's a known problem for years, dating back to civil war veterans. treatments available are not very effective, so mr. wolf is participating in a trial to see if virtual reality can help. it's a clap ration between medicine and the research institute using a specially designed program, amputees play games in a virtual world.
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>> they are moving both legs and look in the goggles to see an avatar of themselves with two complete legs. >> that way the feedback is complete so there should be less pain. it's experimental but so far the results are promising. >> i think it's exciting. it's something that can help people. >> mr. wolf has to get used to the system, but he's hoping it can help. >> at least get relief from phantom pain. i'm not expecting 100% and a silver bullet, but something. >> doctors are looking for more volunteers for the study. they are looking for adults with a single upper or lower amputation. we have the details online. allie gorman, "action news." >> it's snowing in parts of
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philadelphia. >> and it could be more enhanced overnight. storm tracker 6 showing the taste of winter moving in. with it, we have snow showers. these are beginning to reach the ground, especially where you see the lavender color, crossing the blue route. philadelphia filling across jersey as we get moisture enhanced as the front gets closer swinging through bringing a temperature change. right now the front is to the west. 36 in philadelphia. allentown and redding 30. poconos 19. cape may 43. all of that changes overnight. here's the front, satellite 6 showing the front moving into pennsylvania, sweeping through overnight. it causes the potential for a burst of snow. we are not talking about a lot,
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midnight to 4:00 in the morning, half inch to an inch of rain along i-95 south jersey and delaware. the problem is with plunging temperatures, moisture on the road could ice over quickly, a flash freeze so be careful driving to work or school in the morning, could be icy especially southeast of philadelphia. then we have winds picking up through the day. in the morning, windchill 10-degrees, by the afternoon, down to 7. the winds diminish saturday. windchill dropping to four. windchill below zero friday morning and in the afternoon, cold but the winds ease, windchill 20-degrees. if are the weekend, high pressure, arctic high to the south. it's not a good location if you want a lot of snow. if you want to see the high
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pressure near quebec, pulling the winds out of the north. the winds out of the south then a two-part storm. the first is a warm front bringing snow late tomorrow night probably between 9:00 and midnight starting as snow transitioning to sleet and freezing rain and then rain saturday. it stays as snow thee lehigh valley, two to four inches, then rain, one to two inches of snow, delaware and jersey, coating of rain but mostly storm. temperature in the 20s next two days, late saturday night, changing to ice and then rain. late in the day saturday, it's damp. temperatures rising overnight.
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sunday, the high of 57 in the morning, a second cold front bringing rain behind the system, temperature in the 30s monday and tuesday, wednesday, 43. david murphy tracking that tomorrow morning at 4:30. a lot going on. >> we have to get through the weekend to reasonable weather. >> it warms up. >> thank you cecily. >> a doctor's office was the hot spot for a concert tonight. youngsters from the academy on stafford performed holiday favorites at the office of dr. christian subio in newtown square. he hosted the fundraiser for spinal muscular atrophy. the kids got a surprise from santa claus. ♪ ♪
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sure, you could sit around all night waiting for a pizza to be delivered. but wouldn't making it yourself be a lot more fun? it's baking season. warm up with pillsbury. that sound. like nails on a chalkboard. but listen to this: (family talking) that's a different kind of sound. the sound of the weekend. it's baking season. warm up with pillsbury.
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>> flyers on their longest winning streak since ducis rodgers was 15? that's what you said at 6:00.
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>> i might have been 22. you were trying to help me out. >> i was curious. >> i was a math major. there's a reason i didn't get the degree. nine wins in a row, the flyer's longest winning streeng since 1995. if they win, it will be the best in years. flyers take the 1-0 lead. right now, 1-0. we are in the second period still. to basketball, the sixers ended the night on a winning streak of their own. 2-0. you have to start somewhere. a man of the people. okafor, hooking newspaper the third quarter, okafor 17, sixers down six. rosen scores 31 points by the end of the third quarter, sixers
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down 18 after three. kyle lowry, 20 points. sixers lose. >> eagle guard brandon brook has missed two of the last three games. now we know why. he's been diagnosed with an anxiety condition. he's work with a doctor to get the help he needs. >> eagles don't think they are a bad football team. >> we are not talking about a huge margin. we have one or two plays that flips the entire trajectory of the season. >> that little detail. if i locked it in that much more, tweaked this one detail, the outcome would be different. still ahead, st. joes
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>> temple's new head coach was raised in georgia. he says he grew up a flyer hockey fan loving them because of their toughness. sounds like collins will fit in nicely. he spent the last two years with the florida gators. he's so good he even asked himself questions at the news
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conference. >> i know the question so i'll ask it now. do i feel pressure? back to back winning the east. do i feel pressure? that's what i live for. that's what i thrive for. >> delaware introduced their new coach. he comes from the football conference. st. joes, the game with the hawks. a 15-4 hawks win 76-68. phillies resigned the infielder to a one year deal. that's a look at sports. >> thank you, ducis. "jimmy kimmel live" followed by "nightline." music from metallica. action news at 4:30. for cecily tynan, ducis rogers and the "action news" team, i'm
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jim gardner. goodnight. ♪ ♪ >> "action news" is sponsored by bob's discount

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